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, terry. >>> as you said, secretary of state john kerry was on the ground in ukraine. and abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, is traveling with him and joining us right now. martha, give it to us straight. is the united states closer to conflict with russia tonight or not? >> reporter: vladimir putin, the bully, vladimir putin, may already have gotten what he wants, crimea. so, it's very possible he won't push any further. this is the way that man negotiates. he is a bully. he is hammer-handed. this is how he operates. >> but there's going to be meetings. they are negotiating? >> reporter: there are negotiations going on. tomorrow, secretary kerry will be meeting with the russian foreign minister here in paris. secretary kerry wants to get this settled as soon as possible. >> at the end of the day, can the united states let russia keep crimea this way? >> reporter: a simple answer to that is, is europe going to go to war over crimea? the united states certainly won't. so, that may well happen. >> all right. martha raddatz, as we said, traveling with the secretary
as the world looks for ways to respond to russia's military intervention in ukraine. secretary of state, john kerry, face to face with sergei lavrov. they are both in paris for talks that have been planned before the russian takeover. the talks are so much more urgent. perhaps the most important test yet as to whether dialogue can be used to resolve the crisis in ukraine. in some ways, there have been setbacks. if the us and eu impose sanctions on russia, washington is looking at a series of punitive steps including economic and diplomatic sanctions designed to isolate moscow. no sign either side is backing down from a somewhat polite standoff between russian and ukrainian troops. polite so far. these troops are all armed and the russian forces do remain in effect tiff control of the crimean peninsula. we are covering all the ankles f angles at this hour. elise labott joins us and michael holmes and our chief national security correspondent, jim sciutto, joins us from washington. >>> first, elise, i want to speak with you. i understand john kerry has already had a brief meeting with the russi
to a bigger widening of the conflict. the main objective of all sides, united states, ukraine, russia, should be to de-escalate this crisis and the key is going to be getting the ukrainian government in kiev, talking to the russians, talking to the crimean part of the country to diffuse the crisis. that's the most important success. standing behind ukraine, package of assistance, whirnd them, but also saying to the ukrainian government, the kiev government, opponent be careful. let's de-escalate -- let's defuse the crisis and let's not provoke the russians or the crimeans. >> memories are rich here as i'm sure you know. the conflict that happened in georgia. vladimir putin or the russians went in and ended up tiptoeing out of there and regained some territory. if that sort of thing were to happen here, there is month indication ukraine will be able to get that crimea at my point. if that's the case and ukraine loses crimea to the russians, that's a big problem and another violation of international law and maybe even a sign that vladimir putin of the world you can get away with it. >> obvious
ukraine, and secretary of state john kerry is expected in the ukrainian capitol on tuesday. john few people think that the west will actually go to war over crimea, but it does now look at though another option is being discussed, that is hitting russia in the pocketbook. but economic responses take time, and time is something that kiev may not have. >> phil ittner reporting from kiev. phil, thank you. >>> ukraine's crimea region is a military strong hold for ukraine and russia. jonathan betz with more. >> certain now that russia may try to push out ukraine's military all together in crimea. the black sea fleet is based at the peninsula. it has 25,000 soldiers stationed there from russia. but last weekend president putin sent in 6,000 more. russia then seized airports in the capitol and western coastal town. it has always surrounded ukraine military bases in several cities. those bases have been cut off by ukraine's troops remain inside. also russia took over a ferry terminal on the eastern tip of crimea, about 12 miles from russia, and another way russia is likely to bring in more s
the secretary of state, accusing russia of meddling and intervening in the affairs of ukraine. we have phil in kiev, and how did this play in kiev? right now, it is close to 7:00 in the evening there. >> to get out into kiev, and certainly onto the streets of independence square here, i have to say -- i cannot think of a moment in time where a flashpoint situation has called upon the heads of state of two nations, and also their chief diplomat, all speaking about the same issue on the same day. we have seen the president of the united states, the president of russia, the secretary of state, and the russian foreign minister speaking all on one day, all talking about one issue, and i think it's important to make note of that. because it clearly shows how very important these two nations and here in ukraine, with these very important and very powerful nations all talking about the same thing. i find it absolutely extraordinary. >> phil in kiev, and these are the images, by the way, of russian troops that vladimir putin said earlier today said did not exist in ukraine. i want to play what he r
for grabs. >> yimcrimea is, was, and will an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> of course, the fact of the matter on the ground is that is not the truth. right now crimea belongs to the russians. i say that because the russians control every strategic point there. they control the naval facilities, they control the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the north. and then, over here at this gate that leads out of the airport, a man who professes to be a local from simferopol who is volunteering, with volunteer equipment, things that belong to himself, but one difference you might notice here, see the brand-new scotch tape on the fence post here holding up what
and the onrequesting crisis in ukraine, and there are major developments. the secretary of state, john kerry, was in kiev, ukraine, meeting with the government there and touring the site of last month's deadly pro it tests. a short time ago, he and president obama made clear their support for that new ukrainian government, contradicting the russian president, vladimir putin's claims that ukraine has no legitimate leaders. president obama dismissed that claim, adding that russian's invasion of crimea was a miscalculation. >> i actually think that this is not a sign of strength, but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. and if anything, will push many countries further away from russia. there is the ability for ukraine to be a friend of the west's, and a friend of russia's. >> secretary of state john kerry just left kiev for talks in paris, was even more forcefully, said all of putin's claims are false. >> not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. none. >> adding to the tensions in crimea
to abide by the terms of that agreement, fleeing kiev, and ultimately ukraine. the united states categorically rejects the notion that the new government of ukraine is a "government of victors." it is a government of the people and it is one that intends to shepherd the country toward democratic elections on may 25th - elections that would allow ukrainians who would prefer different leadership to have their views heard. and the united states will stand strongly and proudly with the people of ukraine as they chart out their own destiny, their own government, their own future. the bottom line is that, for all of the self-serving rhetoric we have heard from russian officials in recent days, there is nothing that justifies russian conduct. as i said in our last session, russia's actions speak much louder than its words. what is happening today is not a human rights protection mission and it is not a consensual intervention. what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop. this is a choice for russia. diplomacy can serv
. searching for a solution for the crisis in ukraine. and talks between russia and the united states. >>> inside an egyptian force al jazeera staff face prosecution. >> reporter: the u.n. mandate reports 260,000 syrians are struggling to survive as the conflict there rages on. >> a year after the death of venezuela's former president, the new leader is still dogged by protests. >> on one side russia. on the other side the west, and they have been engaged in a day of difficult to say the least negotiations pro russian forces are taking think strangle hold on the ukraine. a group of armed men threatened united nations top envoy to crimea after he left a naval base. and robert surry is now leaving the region. they have warmed that the there are security implications not just for ukraine but for the entire world. john kerry, secretary of state and his russian counter foreign minister laborov meet in paris. >> reporter: europe and the united states trying to coordinate their position in the face of russian aggression. >> there will be sanctions targeting visas, economic negotiations if th
..studentcam..or >> once again, waiting for remarks from ukraine on secretary of state, john kerry and his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov. both are in paris with talks to resolve the standoff in ukraine. until then, some comments from the senate floor in the russian intervention in that country. this is from yesterday will show you as much as we can until secretary kerry gets underway. >> i wanted to come to the floor today and talk about the ongoing crisis in ukraine. i am glad senator mccain on the floor today because it is hard to describe the sensation that ot and i felt at the end of last year when we got the chance to travel to the mad dog square in kiev and talk to people. it is hard to describe a group of people yelling back to you in unison. thank you, u.s.a. thank you, u.s.a. but that was the reality we were able to experience. it is im know that senator mccain and i did not go to advocate for president yanukovich's removal, even though the process resulted in that fact. in actuait fact. in actuality, we spent two hours that night meeting with yanukovich, pleading with him to abandon
in ukraine for end. >>> a second emergency session of the united states nighted nations ukraine goes on high alert after russian troops move in to crimea. 90-minute phone call president obama speaks to russia's president telling him to back off ukraine. and now nato will have their emergency meet diogu crane set for monday in brussels. ♪ ♪ >>> hello and bell to him al jazerra america i am morgan radford live in new york city. an appeal from president obama to russia pred hav vladimir put, his plea has fallen on deaf ears, putin said it's merely to secure safety. setting the stage for potential conflicts. since russia has veto power any security action appears unlikely. the u.s. is calling on u.n. to send observers to ukraine while nato is set to hold an emergency meeting in brussels on monday. president obama called putin and spoke for 90 minutes about a political solution, but so far russia is not budging. jennifer glasse is in the crimean capital where the russian forces are. >> reporter: the crimean president asked for help and he's getting it. here it crimea, at least, it's welcome n
ago, after putin spoke, secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to meet with ukraine's new leaders. margaret brennan is traveling with secretary of state kerry. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to the west coast. secretary of state kerry arrived here in kiev and headed straight to the shrine of the fallen. it's a memorial for some of the protesters killed in demonstrations against the former pro-moscow government. he was swarmed by religious leaders and people in the street who pled for help. he says the u.s. will deliver financial support and he hopes that russia will respect the outcome of upcoming elections. but there is real concern among u.s. officials that rush bea will expand its invasion in ukraine beyond crimea and the u.s. is considering slapping sanctions on russia in the coming days. right now, kerry is in kiev meeting with the acting president and prime minister pledging a $1 billion loan guarantee. he is also sending a team of financial advisers to help this country avoid economic collapse and try to cl
into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong messages. >> most crimeaens are ethnic russians. ussr collapsed in 1991, crimea became part of an independent ukraine. >> this is the tension that exists within ukraine itself. this is an east-west tension right within ukraine. >> a crimea is home to one of the major naval bases as well as pipelines that pump natural gas from russia. ousted president viktor yanukovych surfaced for the first time in public since fleeing the capitol last week. he spoke in russia. >> i intend to keep fighting for the future of you vain against t
and continue to eastern ukraine, and that's where the continued resolve and push-back from the united states and nato and u.n. is so critical now. >> we appreciate you being with us ambassador volker. and sheila macvicar, as well. >>> when we come back, the standoff, face to face and toe to toe and the powder keg that crimea has become. >> earlier today, president putin in effected military -- inspected military drills in crimea on the heels of 6,000 troops in place at strategic locations in on the peninsula, jennifer glasse reports from 13 miles outside the capitol jen. >> we've seen russian forces take key positions around the country. the public are with them. but even if they haven't taken a particular base they're still in chrome of the territory. >> the front lines are being drawn in crimea. nowhere is that more clear than outside the ukrainian military base at paravalny. there is a standoff. russian forces have the place surrounded. ukrainians are guarding ammunition and armored vehicles. the population appears to be taking sides. until sunday morning no one really cared about this pl
but he went on to mock the west to an experiment involving lab rats. while in key eve, secretary of state john kerry pledged financial assistance to the struggle ukraine. what's next appears to be a balance on the tightrope of diplomacy. jim maceda joins us. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes really. putin's comments on tuesday that he had no desire to annex the crimea peninsula, to take a step back from the brink. even though crimea remains tense on the ground today there's a new report of russians seizing two ukrainian anti-missile posts. still it feels like ukraine is spinning not towards war today but some kind of diplomatic solution. for instance, after secretary of state john kerry's visit to kiev yesterday, where he did show support for that new pro-western government with very strong words against vladimir putin and a promise of a billion dollars in loans, today kerry meets for the very first time since the current crisis escalated with his russian counterpart to talk exit strategy. more significantly, the ukrainian and russian governments are talking on a cabinet level to
>>> secretary of state john kerry heads to ukraine as the u.s. considers sanctions against russia while president vladimir putin calls off russian military exercises. >>> snow, ice and single-digit temperatures make travel a hazard along the mid-atlantic region. >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the most points of his nba career. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 4th, 2014. >>> good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, as the ukrainian crisis deepens, a new chill has settled over u.s./russian relations. the president met with this national security council monday to consider u.s. responses short of direct military action. the president says, quote, russia is on the wrong side of history. the pentagon moves to cancel military cooperation with russia. bilateral trade talks have been put on hold. the president called on congress to approve an aid package for the new ukrainian government. and the u.s. could get support from the european union
that russian president vladimir putin is plotting to escalate the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet in paris just hours from now. they are meeting there for talks to try to end the crisis. putin is talking of expanding his military operation in crimea. the russian president says there are no russian soldiers in ukraine. he insists they are just local self defense forces. >> russian forces have seized part of a ukrainian missle defense unit. they are trying to find a solution. we have reporters on the ground in ukraine, russia, and washington this morning covering all the angles. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent. what are you hearing from the white house this morning? >> reporter: nothing this early at this point. today john kerry is going to meet with his counter part, the russian foreign minister. leaders there are expressing concern at not seeing russia at this point at the table to talk about this situation. that talk between secretary kerry and the foreign minister, as far as we know at this point, is expected to go forward in a matter of hours. e
and avoid provocations. on the sam day that vice president yo bid in promised full support to ukraine's new interim prime minister. the col leg, john kerry, was busy seeking assurances from russia's foreign machine city there. >> i asked, specifically, that, sha work the united states and our friends and allies in record attorney support ukraine to rebuild unity, security and a healthy economy. and we also discussed the very tense situation. scrambling fighter jets and ordering military drill, the u.s. is concern had the, hin president holds all the cards to make the life difficult. foreign minister claimed; however, the military exercises were in related to the ongoing political transition but warned foreign powers against taking decisions on behalf of kiev. in london, the uropemmian allies were keen to make clear they were monitoring the rattling. we're particularly concerned buy the situation. every country should respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the ukraine. russia has made that commitment. it is important that russia keeps its word. the world will be watching. >> ne
on the tense situation in ukraine. a russian state news agency that russians fleet has warned to surrender by tomorrow or face military storm. they dispute that claim. peter barnes has the latest for us. peter: they are reporting that the russians fleet has no plans to launch an assault upon the ukraine military units. the fleet commander had set a deadline of 5:00 a.m. tuesday for ukrainian forces to surrender. we are on a briefing. it is with a state department spokesman who was asked about this and that spokesman said that she could not confirm this report, but if true it would constitute a dangerous escalation of the situation in the ukraine and crimea in the united states would hold russia directly responsible for this escalation. separately, also, the european union now says it is considering "targeted measures against russia". vice president biden called the russian prime minister this morning urging once again that russia pull back its forces in crimea. they said russia needs to support immediate employment of international monitors to the ukraine and should begin a meaningful poli
just learned that secretary of state john kerry spoke with ukraine's acting president, all this, the latest in a series of dramatic events that have been unfolding, we have our correspondents around the world following all of the developme developments. elise, what's the latest we're hearing on the secretary of state john kerry, what is he doing. >> reporter: meeting with his a advisors, speaking with his advisors, wolf, he's in boston right now but we're told that he participated in this white house meeting of principals, the president's top national security advisors via videoconference, he also reached out to the ukrainian interim president, basically to show u.s. support for ukraine not only with russian troops entering the area, but also with this political upheaval that's going on for several months, culminating in the ousting of president yatsenyuk, right now the u.s. has to show support, even as it answers russian military moves, it can also show it's pressure on russia by reporting -- ukraine is very fragile right now, it needs all this natural gas. by showing support f
repeated warnings by secretary of state kerry and u.n. ambassador susan rice it would be a grave mistake, and mr. obama echoed those same warnings. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international loss. >> russia warned the u.s. against getting involved. the crimea area is largely ethnic russian. they speak the russian language, not ukrainian, and the sympathies are perhaps more with moscow than kiev. >> i think i can say that interference from our western colleagues has not been helpful, and they have a certain responsibility for those dramatic consequences and also a responsibility for not following through with their agreement they themselves brought about and affixed their signatures on february 21st. >> here at home, republican senator
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
soldiers approached. all this as we said with secretary of state john kerry now in ukraine in a show of support. nbc news chief fortunate affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins us now by phone in kiev. andrea, do we have a preview of what we might hear from secretary kerry? >> well, secretary kerry, we're in the motorcade right now with him heading to a news conference at the u.s. embassy. he's just met with all the leaders, acting leaders, here and tried to encourage them with an offer of $1 billion in loan guarantees to help offset expected increases in energy costs coming from russia, as russia continues to try to squeeze them. there's a lot of interest in his reaction to what vladimir putin said. he would have gotten a readout by now, but has been on a pretty busy schedule, the emotional trip through the square, where he lit a candle and visited the shrine to those who fell to snipers' bullets, so he didn't see it himself, we were on the plane overnight flying when putin was speaking, but contrary to all of the u.s. pressure for him to take the off-ramp and exit -- >> we've,
, that being the diplomatic efforts in paris to resolve the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is there. he's meeting with other dig nears. we'll bring you his comments live. we'll take a commercial break right now. we will be right back. >> it's absolutely filthy... >> every sunday night, al jazeera america brings you conversations you won't find anywhere else... >> your'e listening because you wanna see what happen... >> get your damn education... >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> oh my... russia, as long as none of us are inside of ukraine trying to meddle and >> we're following breaking news at this hour. that is u.s. secretary of state john kerry. highways been meeting with his russian counterpart sergei lavrov. questions being asked, though, it's believed that kerry would address reporters, but you can see nothing was said. we want to bring you up-to-date on what has been happening in ukraine. it has been another day of tense developments. we want to show you a scene outside of a cafe in simfe roopol. he waan u.n. member of the envoy robert surrey being
warned russia not to intervene in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: in crimea's capitol, the coup gathers pace. they control the army, navy and air force here. any commander that disagrees says the new prime minister should leave. beyond crimea's borders and along the frontier with ukraine, russia continues the biggest military exercise since the fall of the soviet union. 150,000 men maneuvering as president putin is now, to show their strength to the world. the streets are calm. the vote here, to decide who should rule has been brought forward to the end of the month. within weeks, crimea, always pro-russian could be free of ukrainian rule for good. well ukraine says it won't give into russian provocation and its troops are ready to respond. i think, truly, the idea or the possibility of a clash with russian troops is really pretty slim. this place is a kinder box right now. the focus of a battle of wills between east and west. >> can i ask you? it was reported
with ukraine and the state is in the twenty fifth which is the same day. one of the new authorities in kiev are planning to hold nationwide presidential elections in fact it said the twenty oh seven local rights to hold any sort of referendums independently under new laws which have been passed easily in kiev and only time over and over the next year in the capital of the crimea. a group of unknown troll russian activists got inside the building of local parliament and raced the russian flag on top of that the foul weather didn't allow deputies to enter inside and are no reports of any sort of aggression from the noble soul several thousand people gathered outside the parliament is all a pro russian activists with russian flags and well the people that stay with their very concerned about the things that have been happening in kyiv especially about more and more nationalist coming to power there and they see that the law treaty to protect their national identity just explain the east and south east of ukraine where we are now is heavily populated by ethnic russians now although this is comi
's happening. secretary of state kerry on his way to the ukraine is to put pressure on putin. president obama unveils his 2015 plan today. the focus will be on antipoverty programs and retirement security. more classic corvettes expected to be pulled from the sink hole in kentucky today. the recovery operation underway at the national corvette museum. >> time for the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first the good. remember that pizza guy who delivered dinner at the as cars? got quite the tip for that delivery. $1,000. and the bad, a man in nevada arrested for trying to steal a plane from an airport driving it drunk. he says he was trying to complete his pilots license. finally, the ugly. an elderly woman in florida is back in jail for feeding wild animals. she was arrested before for feeding bears. police now say the 81-year-old left bread out for crows. >> follow us on twitter because we are about to tweet our own oscar selfie here on the set. >> you have to see it. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day. >> bye. >> "fox & friends" starts now. >> good morning. it is tuesday march 4, 2014
those nuclear weapons. the united states also was going to place sanctions on ukraine if it did not give up its nuclear weapons. on the very beginning, there were tensions between russia and ukraine at the end of the cold war. those tensions go back even earlier, when khrushchev gave the crimea over to the ukraine and russian nationalists opposed that. back to that in a minute. the main point here is that tensions from the end of the cold war started. 994, there was an agreement that ukraine would give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for russia, u.s., and european security assurances that all of the states would guarantee ukrainian territory. that is what has been questioned. that agreement in 1994, the budapest agreement, was a neutralized ukraine and all the states guaranteed its territorial integrity. that is basically what has fallen apart with putin going into the crimea. marketas often seen as a tactician. how on earth did he not see this one coming? there was already a threat to the black sea fleet at its main base. we have had a country which has , some would say, by a kleptoc
. >> tensions escalate between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is now visiting the ukraine capitol today and russian political putin spoke out publicly on the crisis for the first time this morning. we are following all the developments from washington. >>> good morning, world powers are urging the president to withdraw from crimea before the situation escalates but so far putin has not budged. >> shag president putin is not backing down. today he called the new rue crane government illegitimate saying it took power as a result of coop. he ordered some troops at the border to return home, tensions are running high. with the russian air force in the skies, san boots on the ground and the russian navy pa ttroling the seas, there is a huge escalation. russia says the troops are there to protect the citizens from the unrest in ukraine sparked by protests that led to the outing of 9 country's president. >> the country is in chaos. >> the pentagon put on hold all military exercises with russia and any bilateral meetings as they consider comprehensive sanctions president obama aga
the weapons in crimea. they are the heavily pro russian state in ukraine. u.s. officials say 6,000 troops are already there taking control. today president putin watched his troops in russia practicing and as he bears down, the world is waiting to see how president obama will live up to his work. three days ago, he spoke with costs for any military intervention by russia. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the capital of kiev tonight and the u.s. just announced they won't send a delegation to the paralympics in sochi that start on friday. the critics say the u.s. response has not been fast or furious enough. senator john mccain for instance spoke to cnn last hour. >> with ukraine, it is the crown jewel. let's go back to peace. what kind of a message are we sending and slashing the military some. >> we are covering this international kroo isz from all angles the retired general. phil black is in moscow. help us clear up the confusion here. the question we want to know with forces, did russia issue an ultimatum and set this deadline on ukrainians if they don't swear allegiance or s
an act of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> reporter: that in response to russian president vladimir putin receiving the right to use military force in ukraine. mystery gunmen patrolling the streets. >> where are you from? >> from russia in >> from where in russia? >> it's not important. >> but it is important to nearly all of europe and the united states. president obama spoke to president putin calling on him to withdraw his troops. on sunday the situation seemed to get worse. the city, russian forces surrounded their naval operations base. asking the commander to hand over control. >> we've been ordered to defend the base he says, if anyone tries to force us to leave, we'll defend it and fight with our guns. >> in all some ten bases surround it. ukrainian troops inside the gates, what appear to be russian troops on the outside. the stand-offs have been tense, so far there's been no loss of life. russia had complete operational control of crimea. according to a senior white house official. >> the central government is shaky to say the least, the former president fled a lit
and goes after the united states as russia and the ukraine remain on the brink war. >>> thanks for joining us on tuesday. >>> first up we will check on the weather forecast. mike is off and lisa is on the roof. >> we cannot call this a "storm." mist and drizzle. it is behind us. but plenty of wet pavement. we have number two tomorrow and the third on the second half of the weekend. there will be plenty of cloud cover. the moisture is not being picked up. you will be dry with outside chance of a sure and otherwise muggy along the coast and upper 50's to the low 60's. around the bay, starting out with slick pavement and low 60's with clouds and inland you have fog but the afternoon will feature more clouds into the low 60's and we are dry for the bulk of the day and tomorrow but we will talk about the second system that is more significant from a third to half an inch of rain overnight tomorrow. first, sue has a check on the roads. >> i do. we have an update in san bruno with a sig-alert in effect. there was an overturned vehicle that flipped making its way from 280 to eastbound 380. it is o
read putin, hands off ukraine. the united states is demanding moscow pull back their army or suffer consequences reminiscent of the cold war. secretary of state john kerry will travel to the ukraine on tuesday and says the u.s. and its allies are putting russia on notice. >> all of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. they're prepared to put sanctions in place. they're prepared to isolate russia economically. >> reporter: kerry made it clear the u.s. has no plans to use military force against russia but did suggest the u.s. would boycott the upcoming g-8 summit if moscow continues down its current path. >> a footnote. tonight the u.s. and six other nations say they're suspending participation in the planning for this summer's international summit in sochi, russia. >>> hundreds of people protesting the proposed keystone xl pipeline are arrested in front of the white house today, many of them college students. they chained themselves to the white house fence chanting climate justice now. the group urged president obama to rejec
. >> the president and secretary of state talking about an aid package of a billion dollars to help out ukraine and deal with it from an economic standpoint. heavy pressure under secretary of state for russia to pushing back further than we've seen so far. >> the president's critics are being very vocal. what are they saying this means about foreign policy. >> dick durban has a large ukrainian population in illini, gave a speech to that community and basically said, he was told 90 minute phone call we have the picture of the president talking to putin, 90 minutes on that call. he was told by john kerry ominous, worrisome, vladimir would not make commitments to president obama. republicans like lindsey yshs the country. e reason is he's >> you don't talk to putin an hour and a half, have you a five-minute conversation. you say, mr. president, what you're doing is wrong. it's illegal. >> you see lindsey graham, john mccain, other top republicans hitting the president saying it goes back to other issues like red line in syria, the president when he did not follow up with u.s. military action after
in ukraine's crimea peninsula. i'm candy crowley and this is a special edition of "state of the union." the prime minister of ukraine says his country is "on the brink of disaster." this as russian troops are in crimea and in response, and the united states condemns what it is calling an act of aggression. earlier on "state of the union," ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. said his country will need military help from other nations. >> we are to demonstrate that we have our own capacity to protect ourselves as it was decided today in the parliament and we are preparing to defend ourselves. and nationally if aggravation is going in that way, when the russian troops, they are enlarging their quantity with every coming hour, naturally we will ask for military support and other kind of support. >> russia says it reserves the right to use force to protect its military personnel and russians citizens in crimea. in response to the crisis, the united states, great britain, and france are suspending their participation in prep talks for the g-8 sum russia will host in june. to our guests in just
to ukraine's new government as secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev to show support. our national security correspondent jennifer give -- griffin live at pentagon. >> reporter: chuck hagel is set to meet at the white house. russian troops.nian soldiers they fired warning shots undeterred. the ukrainian soldiers kept going. russian soldiers said don't go any further, we say, stop, stop. another says i will shoot. the ukrainian commander, says, quiet, quiet. another ukrainian soldier, men this is the soviet flag, are you going to shoot at this? another ukrainian soldier says it has been ours since 1991. russian soldier responds. the commander will come in a moment. there will be talks. talks, don't appear to be in the cards for russia's president. vladmir putin broke his silence declaring the new ukrainian government illegal, stating fugitive president victor yanukovych is the only legitimate leader of ukraine. yesterday putin's ambassador to the u.n. said yanukovych invited russian troops into ukraine to protect ethnically russian women and children. putin says he reserves the righ
to the ukrainian people that the united states stood with them in their desire to see a better future for ukraine aligned with europe and the west. this strong bipartisan approach here in america to the midon movement helped the people in the ukraine as they charted their path toward a new government. we didn't dictate. we supported the right of the people to determine it for themselves. but now despite the success of the midon, the crisis in the ukraine has changed its face. it hasn't dissipated. and today secretary kerry was greeted in kiev by ukrainians pleading for the continued support of the united states. and so having been so clear voiced in our support of the ukrainian people thus far since the tproe tests began last november, now is the moment when republicans and democrats should stand united in this congress so years from now when a group assembles in kiev marking the anniversary of this grave crisis they will celebrate ukraine's political sovereignty and economic rebirth with more chance of thanks to the united states. so, in what shape should this support come? first, we need to sta
head of ukraine's navy affected to russia. the united states and other nations say they're suspending preparations for this year's g8 summit in sochi, russia. john kerry said the u.s. could impose sanctions to condemn putin's actions. >> russia will lose, the russian people will lose. you will lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics. a sochit going to have g-8. you may not even remain in the g8 if this continues. he may find himself with asset freezes on russian business, american business may pull back. there may be of further tumble money. >> moscow's main stock index tumbled 9%. we will have more on ukraine after the headlines. nearly 400 opponents of the keystone xl oil pipeline were arrested sunday in front of the white house, marking what could be the largest youth sit in on the environment in a generation. >> we are here to march to the white house and form one of the largest accessible disobedience for climate ever. hundreds of young people all came here from all over the country, 42 states, to show president obama the keystone xl is not ok and not in our national i
into the city. >> in vallejo, attentions escalating in the ukraine and what the united states is doing to try to get russia to remove the troops. >> a monster storm roars into the eastern part of the country and what millions are waking up. >> we show you who turned heads on the fashion and who got double takes with [dad] [lau [boy] mom!ughs] [mom] yes? [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom and dad] [laughing] [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom] you've got two left feet,boo. >>> covering daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> it is 4:43 on the back to work monday morning with the bay and the bay bridge. no problems reported but the rain is not over. mike will tell us where it is and where it is going. >> secretary of state john kerry plans to head to ukraine tomorrow to offer support for a government now threatened by russia. the united states believes russia has complete control of the peninsula of crimea percent and the currency value is on a low against the dollar and euro. the internet monitoring agency has blocked a dozen pages that helped out of the russian-leaning pr
on the crimea region of the ukraine, the united states is weighing their options to tighten their grip on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> i
countries further away from russia. >> as the president issued his statement on ukraine, secretary of state john kerry was in kiev arriving with $1 billion loan package for the country's faltering economy the secretary issued a forceful rebuttal to russia and offered the kremlin a diplomatic off-ramp to the 21st century. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression in its diplomacy and respect for sovereignty not unilateral force that can best solve disputes like this in 291st century. this is the 21st century, and we should not see nations step backwards to behave in 19th or 20th century fashion. there are ways to resolve these differences, great nations choose to do that appropriately. >> but given president putin's statements on ukraine thus far, it's clear that that off-ramp will remain unused for the moment. putin made fairly ludicrous statements. he said the soldiers in the ukraine, those 6,000 men patrolling cry meia, those were not russian forces at all. he insisted they were, quote, local defense forces and call the people's uprising against ukrainian president viktor y
of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> president obama spoke two vladimir putin for 90 minutes saturday afternoon. he condemned military action which the u.s. considers to be breach of international law. >> the u.s. is reviewing russia's military moves in ukraine and is trying to figure how to respond. >> when we asked them about the russian military got involved, we got a very strong reaction. >> all around the bay ukrainians, russians and others who rushed to the u.s. after the break-in of the u.s. pray as they watched the events unfold. the troops seized two main airports, parliament and government office buildings. >> my brother is in ukraine, so of course i am so worried. >> in campbell today about 40- 50 citizens of the former soviet union attended church. this woman says the ukrainians had no choice but to rebel. >> so huge corruption in ukraine. it's not possible for people to be happy and have a future. people don't have a future with a corrupted government. >> the moves by the russian military's prompted this spontaneous spontaneous demonstration at the russian consulate. >> t
the chamber's options are limited. us secretary of state john kerry will be in kiev today. on monday barack obama met with his national security advisers to discuss ukraine and the us has already said it will suspend its military cooperation with russia. it's a snap to the us stands the is for russia with impunity and two but it's all on the ground to violate basic recipes that are recognized around the world. and. be strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which rushes on the wrong side of israel. as the crisis continues in ukraine its economy continues to suffer. team of experts from the international monetary fund said to begin a ten day fact finding mission in kiev today. to weigh the merits of the new government's requests for fifteen million dollars in aid money this layer comes after moscow's decision to freeze its own financial support. lacking he explains the path to an international bailout is far from easy. i was keen for a secure financial lifeline the minister has asked for the fifteen billion dollars in loans and told a ga
and his secretary of state reject russia's reasoning for what's happening in ukraine. right now ukrainian ministry officials say at least 16,000 russian troops are in ukraine's heavily pro-russia state of cr if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a take
the united states inds to stand by its friends ukraine. what those friends really need is cash. extent is the united states willing or able to pony billions of dollars ukraine needs now? > well, obviously it is more likely that that amount of money, whether that number is $7 it is or $38 billion, likely somewhere in between, will come from the i.m.f. a lot of states has influence there and can show significant leadership. a smaller ing about aid package that could be approved by the united states that is likely to be in the hundreds of millions of billions.ot tens of i spoke to the secretary today in a is actively engaged conversation with the i.m.f. to see if there is an ability to loan package in the near future. we will debate in the united a tes senate hopefully smaller package of assistance that can maybe be a temporary life line. the cash but just who is going to influence ukraine. ukraine ggested if doesn't get money from the west it will have to get it from they will put leverage on the new government. >> i think that is what the i.m.f. and europe has misunderstood. instance
additional ways to isolate russia and try to pressure them to pull back from ukraine. the state department said sanctions are likely and they may be announced within days. the problem is the best leverage against russia doesn't rest with the united states. it's in europe. and those countries haven't shown the appetite yet for the action that would be necessary potentially to push putin. today, nato ambassadors will hold a second meeting for a request for additional -- has called on russia to withdraw its troops but have taken no steps to back that up. due to the billions of dollars tied up in trade deals between russia and the eu. that last point could actually end up being a big factor. after speaking to president putin by phone, german chancellor angela merkel told president obama she wasn't sure that putin was in touch with reality. in her words she said, "putin's in another world." jim maceda, with where do we go from here. that was some press conference. >> reporter: yes, it was. you summed it up very well. it went on for an hour and a half. it was the first time we've seen him speak
with kazakhstan. the united states was warned before the crisis in the ukraine broke out and that this launch was slated to happen. extremely concerned about calming the fears of the west, president obama who has been hammered by republicans in response to this crisis says, putin is isolating himself from the rest of the world. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i don't know if president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers. >> but putin for whom madeleine albright called delusional earlier today on this network says he's acting in response to a coo against the ukrainian government. speaking at a news conference in moscow, putin described it as an orgy of radicals and nationalists. the russian president says he's not trying to annex ukraines crimean peninsula and that the forces in southern ukraine are not troops but merely self-defense teams. putin is not taking the action of force off the table to protect russian-speaking ukrainians. he called them brothers in arms which is puzzling when you hear warning shots over the heads of unarmed
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